A member asked:
how are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Pappas answered
22 years experience Pediatrics
Organic has criteria: Organic is a term which means foods need to meet 3 main criteria: no pesticides no hormones no antibiotics foods are not considered organic if they are just pesticide free only.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Organic...: ...Means that no artificial pesticides or fertilizers were used; "pesticide free" does not address the fertilizers at all.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Alan Greene answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Organic Means More!: To be certified organic, a food or fiber must meet strict rules that include being grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, chemical fertilizers, and genetic modification. And animals must have access to pasture and normal behaviors for their kind. 'pesticide-free' is nice, but not certified.
Answered on May 2, 2015
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